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Gulf of Maine mussel population drastically dropping

The number of blue mussels along the coastline of the Gulf of Maine is rapidly dropping as the population of the mollusk has dropped by more than 60% over the last four decades.

A new career path leads to Saco industrial parcel purchase

Laurie Schreiber |

A retired FBI agent, whose career highlights included arresting a Chicago mob boss in the 1980s, is now enjoying a new career as the owner of the Saco-based Kevin's Electric Inc.

$290K in fed grants to support, create 160 jobs

Staff |

Five Maine organizations have been awarded a total of $290,000 in grant funding through the USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grant program to assist in economic development, and the...

Blue Hill Co-op steps up to the plate as first Fund-ME business

Staff |

The Blue Hill Co-op is the first business to use Fund-ME, Maine's crowdfunding law, as it looks to raise money for the construction of a new, larger storefront in the Hancock County town.

Unlikely combo of tech, clothing comes to Fort Kent

Peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk — some combinations are just meant to be, while others take a little explaining to truly make sense, like a new consumer electronics repair and...

Startup & Create Week hitting the road with national event series

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Maine Startup & Create Week, the annual celebration of all things entrepreneurial, will be taking its show on the road with a series of events across the country.

On the Record with Carlos Quijano, founder of Coast of Maine Organic Products

Peter Van Allen |

An avid gardener and composter, Quijano found himself more and more intrigued with how Maine handled (or didn't handle) waste from various industries — the fisheries, saw mills and blueberry...

Handmade confectioner opens Bangor store

Downtown Bangor became a lot sweeter Thursday with the opening of Specialty Sweets’ newest retail location in a historic building at 31 Main St.

Women to Watch: Lindsay Skilling adds flavor to iconic family brand at Gifford's

Lori Valigra |

It's not unusual to hear bad news at a board meeting, and that's exactly what propelled Lindsay Skilling into management at the family business, Gifford's Famous Ice Cream.

Mainebiz Women to Watch alumni: Checking in on past winners

Lori Valigra |

Mainebiz's annual Women to Watch has become a who's who of female business leaders across the state. We've decided to take a look back at some of our previous honorees to see where they are today.